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Associate Business Affiliates

1GPA

We are a national non-profit governmental purchasing cooperative.

Contact: Christy Knorr

website Web Site email Email website (480) 399-6366

Adams Silva & McNally LLP

We are a California education law firm which provides the most experienced and responsive legal representation to school districts across California. ASM serves as general counsel and in this capacity, handles a variety of matters from Labor & Employment, Student and Special Education to Governance and Litigation. ASM seeks to establish lasting partnerships with a solution focused approach for our school district clients.

Contact: Ric Silva

website Web Site email Email website (760) 266-4249

Aeries Software

We are the most widely used student information system in California. Since 1995, we have earned a reputation for scalability, dependability and cost effectiveness. 530 California school districts and educational agencies utilize our SIS. We service millions of students, parents and educators. Aeries SIS is simply the center of your solution.

Contact: Scott Knuckles

website Web Site email Email website (888) 487-7555

Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs

We are a member owned, non-profit JPA offering Property & Liability, Workers’ Compensation and Health Benefits. An Owner Controlled Insurance Program for school construction projects is also available. While affordable, broad coverage is provided, innovative, all-inclusive, member-focused services, training and resources are delivered at no extra cost. www.ascip.org

Contact: Nancy Anderson

website Web Site email Email website (562) 404-8029

ATI Architects and Engineers

We are a full service Architecture firm with in-house Engineering capabilities, serving the California Education Marketplace. ATI is known for its new school design, remodel, modernization, wholesale replacement, and additions as well as its Emily classroom buildings, a family of DSA pre-approved prototypical designs featuring single story, back-to-back and two-story optional floor plans.

Contact: Phillip Caires

website Web Site email Email website (925) 648-8800

AVID

We are a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities.

Contact: Annabel Zakay

website Web Site email Email website (858) 380-4804

A-Z Bus Sales, Inc.

We are the largest and longest serving school bus dealer, representing the industry's highest quality school buses! Bluebird, MicroBird & Collin

Contact: Brandon Bluhm

website Web Site email Email website (951) 781-1800

Balfour Beatty Construction

We specialize in partnering with educational clients to build stunning institutional facilities utilizing innovative delivery methods for new school construction, modernization, and renovation. With offices located throughout California, we are transforming educational landscapes by providing industry leading service and partnering with clients to challenge the norm to find better pathways to project success. We stand behind our company values of integrity, teamwork, excellence and respect—and strive to serve as Relentless Ally’s for all clients. As the No. 4 Educational Builder ranked by Engineering-News Record California, learn more about how we can build your next school project at www.balfourbeattyus.com or visit BalfourBeattyUS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Contact: John Bernardy

website Web Site email Email website (949) 502-4000

Caldwell Flores Winters, Inc.

We provide Planning, Financial Advisory and Program Implementation services to school districts throughout California.

Contact: Rosa Perez

website Web Site email Email website (510) 596-8170

California Financial Services

We are a full-service financial and facility planning firm advising on bond sales, preparing State facility eligibility/grant applications and negotiating developer fees/mitigation agreements. Our subsidiary, KeyAnalytics, provides professional staffing and proprietary software that consolidates multiple revenue sources and projects into easily useable information for staff, oversight committees and the public. KeyAnalytics also tracks ongoing bond and SFP grant compliance activities. CFS maintains offices in Orange County, Roseville and Santa Rosa.

Contact: Michael Dodge

website Web Site email Email website (209) 595-0791

California School Employees Association

We are the largest classified school employee union in the United States. CSEA members perform a wide range of essential work in our public schools and community colleges, including security, food services, office and clerical, maintenance and operations, transportation, academic assistance and paraeducation services, library and media services, computer services and more.

Contact: Beth Mattsson

website Web Site email Email website (408) 433-1346

California Schools Joint Power Association

We are one of the state's most experienced and among the top five largest school joint powers authorities in California.

Contact: Karla Rhay

website Web Site email Email website (909) 763-4900

California Sheet Metal/HVAC Industry

We provide high quality technical education to men and women who seek a rewarding career in the sheet metal and HVAC industry through our joint apprenticeship programs. The contractor members of the California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors (CAL SMACNA) and the craftperson members of the Sheet Metal, Air Rail and Transportation Unions' (SMART) work together to design, construct and maintain advanced HVAC systems for schools that place a premium on energy efficiency and enhanced indoor air quality. Our goal is to create and ensure a learning environment that is healthy, high performing and comfortable for students and teachers alike. Our pool of contractors and professional craftpersons will make all of the difference when it comes to delivering work on education facilities that is safe, on-time and within budget.

Contact: Dion Abril

website Web Site email Email website (916) 492-6091

California Statewide Electrical JATC

We provide a career for highly skilled craftspeople. Electrical workers receive their training through local joint apprenticeship training centers utilizing a standardized education program supported by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). This model education partnership produces a highly skilled and trained workforce equipped to meet the demands of the customer.

Contact: Julie Russell

website Web Site email Email website (925) 828-6322

Capitol Advisors Group, LLC

We are a team of experts in California education policy, finance, legislative strategy, and public affairs. Over the course of our collective careers, we have been helping schools, professional associations, industry/private sector interests, and non-profit organizations succeed in achieving important outcomes for students, educators, and the future of California. No team is more effective in building successful strategies to achieve your goals and priorities in the K-12 education sector. Our services include government relations and advocacy, State budget expertise, fiscal advising, State Board of Education waivers, school facilities eligibility compliance, OPSC/State Allocation Board representation, strategic consulting and public affairs, communications strategies, and issue management.

Contact: Kevin Gordon

website Web Site email Email website (916) 443-7468

Cisco Systems, Inc.

We are building digital schools so buildings are connected, educators are empowered, administrators are informed, and students can learn without limits.

Contact: Kenny O'Connor

website Web Site email Email website (703) 484-2596

CliffordMoss

We are here to help you tell your story. If your goal requires community, political, or electoral success, they can deliver. The apporach combines significant winning political experience with fresh thinking innovative tools, and a spirited belief that people support what they help create. Their services: political strategy, election feasibility/planning, public information, and effective ground and online campaigns. CliffordMoss. What's your story? Let us help you tell it.

Contact: Bonnie Moss

website Web Site email Email website (707) 757-9023

Colbi Technologies, Inc.

We provide Account-Ability software for school building programs. Account-Ability provides problem-solving tools to develop your plan, reporting tools to track implementation against your plan, and internal control tools to adjust your plan for a successful completion of your building program.

Contact: Jon Patterson

website Web Site email Email website (714) 505-9544

Corgan

We are a leading architecture and design firm with deep technical experience and a reputation for great service. We have over 60 years of experience designing educational facilities and creative learning environments that serve students and their communities.

Contact: John Mares

website Web Site email Email website (310) 873-3603

Davis Demographics

We provide consulting services and software tools for comprehensive demographic studies, facility planning support, and demographic master planning. We enhance our extensive analytical capabilities through the use of our custom SchoolSite® software add-on for Esri ArcGIS (the world’s premier computer-mapping program, used by 95 percent of cities and counties in the U.S.). Growth management insight, student forecasting, school boundary redistricting, facility site analysis and need analysis, customized demographic analytics and reporting.

Contact: Ken Ward

website Web Site email Email website (888) 337-4471 x. 215

DecisionInsite, LLC

We are a student enrollment projections specialist for facilities planning, district budget forecasting and student transportation, analytical platform.

Contact: Pam Grossman

website Web Site email Email website (877) 204-1392 x1001

DLR Group

We are an integrated design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning and interiors services. We are a nationally recognized expert in K-12 school facilities design and have completed over 2,000 school projects in the last 10 years. This totals 18 million square feet with a construction value to $6.5 Billion, including over 350 projects throughout California.

Contact: Brett Hobza

website Web Site email Email website (323) 373-6286

Extron Electronics

We are the leading manufacturer of audio visual solutions for the K-12 market, including PoleVault Digital classroom AV systems, VoiceLift microphone systems, TeamWork collaboration systems, lecture capture and streaming systems, as well as GlobalViewer AV resource management and campus communication software. Our unique Classroom Technology Grant Program provides increased visibility and expanded access to AV technology by supplying selected pilot classrooms with advanced audio video solutions at no cost to the district.

Contact: Anthony Cortes

website Web Site email Email website (714) 491-1500 x6014

Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates, Inc.

We are a California-based financial advisory (municipal advisor) that serve school districts and other public agencies. Fieldman, Rolapp & Associates was founded in 1966 and assist with all forms of debt including General Obligation Bonds, Certificate of Participation and Community Facilities Districts.

Contact: Adam Bauer

website Web Site email Email website (949) 660-7303

Fingersafe USA, Inc.

With 300,000 door related injuries nationwide, we prevent fingers from being damaged at the hinged end of doors. Made in the USA, UL-4HR fire door rated.

Contact: Kathryn Matthews

website Web Site email Email website (912) 234-6120

Fulcrum Management Solutions Inc. DBA Thoughtexchange

We provide software solutions that bring people together, build trust and make progress on important topics. Whether it's staff, students, parents or whole communities, we help you effortlessly connect with your stakeholders. People can confidentially and independently share their thoughts and consider other points of view. Our patent-pending data analysis gives you the insights to make informed decisions and take action. Learn more at: www.thoughtexchange.com

Contact: Emma Moran

website Web Site email Email website (250) 921-5063

Geary Pacific Supply

We are an HVAC distributor serving the Western United States since 1961. We have 26 locations in 7 states. We distribute Bard Manufacturing Wall Mount HVAC equipment for the Modular Building Industry and specialize in HVAC design and comfort for School Facilities. www.gearypacific.com

Contact: Suzanne Miller

website Web Site email Email website (714) 279-2950

HMC Architects

We as one of California's leading educational design firms for over 75 years, HMC Architects strives to improve education by providing innovative solutions in comprehensive master planning, architecture, energy efficiencies, technology solutions, community engagement, asset management, financial planning and DSA close-out. Together, let's create the best educational environments for students. Contact our Practice Leader, Tom Cavanagh at 800-350-9979.

Contact: Tom Cavanagh

website Web Site email Email website (909) 989-9979

Illuminate Education, Inc.

We are out to change the world! We are an education company doing technology (not the other way around). Since 2009, we've helped thousands of schools across the country by developing new and powerful tools to collect, organize, and analyze student data. We believe we can change the world of education through technology. As a team of former school administrators, district technologists, designers, engineers, thinkers, and doers we work hard to build a range of products that educators can use to positively impact student success.

Contact: Craig Tuschhoff

website Web Site email Email website (714) 862-8648

Isom Advisors

We are a full-service planning, campaign, and financial advisory firm that serves California school districts. Our team has worked with both large and small school districts throughout the state and continues to be a leader in this industry. With over 25 years of experience providing innovative solutions and the highest level of service. Our staff has not only been the most active, but the most successful in assisting school districts improve their facilities and their general fund in recent years.

Contact: Jon Isom

website Web Site email Email website (925) 478-7450

Jones Hall

We are a boutique public finance law firm which has specialized exclusively in the area of tax-exempt bonds and related financing instruments since its founding in 1978. The firm's Bond Counsel and Disclosure Counsel experts strive to provide the highest quality legal services in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Our expertise in particular with respect to school and community college district financing covers election proceedings for general obligation bonds and parcel taxes, the issuance of general obligation bonds, bond anticipation notes, lease revenue bonds, certificates of participation, tax and revenue anticipation notes, refunding obligations and other lawful financing structures.

Contact: Courtney Jones

website Web Site email Email website (415) 391-5780

Koppel & Gruber Public Finance

We specialize in preparing Developer Fee Studies (FJS and SFNA), Community Facilities District formation and administration, Parcel Taxes, Continuing Disclosure and Arbitrage Calculations.

Contact: Lyn Gruber

website Web Site email Email website (760) 510-0290 ext. 303

MGT of America

We are one of the nation’s premier education consulting firms and has been in business for over 41 years providing quality management consulting, research services, and facility assessments to school systems, local and state boards of education, and public agencies nationwide. The firm has successfully managed over 7,700 client engagements nationally with a significant portion of MGT’s engagements being repeat business, reflecting the firm’s reputation and track record for achieving a high level of customer satisfaction and ability to provide outstanding deliverables.

Contact: Trey Traviesa

website Web Site email Email website (850) 957-5505

NECA-IBEW

We are the voice of the $150+ billion industry responsible for bringing power & communications to buildings & communities throughout the U.S. NECA promotes & supports the union electrical contracting industry through advocacy, education, research & standards development. NECA contractors are equipped to meet the demands of their customers through sustainable construction and energy management solutions. The IBEW is a leader in the electrical industry. IBEW electricians are highly skilled & trained in the latest technologies with a focus on quality & safety.

Contact: Julie Russell

website Web Site email Email website (925) 828-6322

Orbach Huff Suarez & Henderson, LLP

We are a leader in the field of public agency representation throughout the state, serviced by offices in Los Angeles, Oakland and San Diego. Our public agency representation focuses on matters of construction, labor, environmental, education and charter school law.

Contact: Phil Henderson

website Web Site email Email website (510) 999-7908

PreFast Buildings

We offer a wide range of Permanent DSA "PC" Pre-Approved High Performance School Buildings. Prefabricated "in-plant" or precast concrete and structural steel. PreFast Plantcrafted Buildings deliver 21st century learning environments and projected 100 year service life combined with the fastest project completion in the K-12 market. PreFast is celebrating its 2nd Decade this year with NEW DSA PC Pre-Approved Building Styles and Gymnasium Buildings, providing greater flexibility than ever before.

Contact: Brian Gaunce

website Web Site email Email website (650) 375-5840

Principal's Exchange

For 20 years, we have worked alongside districts and schools as thought partners, empowering administrators and educators with a robust suite of tools and strategies to accelerate learning and achievement. Our inside-out approach utilizes an equity-grounded, data-driven framework to help our partners: (1) identify their success and challenge areas; (2) design and drive leadership development and systems change strategies – from the boardroom to the classroom; and (3) deepen their data analytics to implement instructional improvements that optimize student learning. As a result, our partners experience dramatically improved and sustainable achievement outcomes across every student demographic, advancing them on the pathway from scoring below proficiency to meeting/exceeding proficiency standards. This year, Principal’s Exchange is working with 73 schools in 9 districts to impact more than 70,000 students and in the long-term, our aim is to expand our partnerships across more regions and move the needle on closing California’s statewide achievement gap.

Contact: Robert Yoo

website Web Site email Email website (714) 543-3807 x. 8161

RBC Capital Markets

We are one of the leading bond underwriters in California, specializing in school district, G.O. Bonds, Certificates of Participation and energy equipment lease financing.

Contact: Frank Vega

website Web Site email Email website (213) 362-4113

Sage Renewable Energy Consulting

We are the leading independent energy consulting and project management firm for California public schools. Sage provides planning, implementation and optimization of support for solar PV, energy storage, and Prop. 39 efficiency projects.

Contact: Jordan Bowen

website Web Site email Email website (415) 851-9087

Schools Excess Liability Fund

We are a not-for-profit, joint powers authority, that has been providing excess liability coverage for California Schools and colleges since 1986.

Contact: Lois Gormley

website Web Site email Email website (916) 553-3203

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

We offer a full range of financial products and services to employees of eligible public and private schools, community colleges, universities, school districts and education foundations throughout the 10 Southern California counties. Immediate family members of existing members are also welcome to join.

Contact: Kristin Crellin

website Web Site email Email website (714) 466-8400

Self-Insured Schools of California - SISC

We provide the best coverage and service to our members while keeping costs affordable and stable.

Contact: Kristy Comstock

website Web Site email Email website (661) 636-4682

Silver Creek Industries, Inc.

We design and build high quality, energy efficient, and cost-effective DSA approved school buildings, including the sky®, SCI's high performance building. As a general contractor providing turnkey construction services, SCI employs an integrated project delivery collaborating with architects, engineers, and industry professionals to present clients with innovative and flexible building solutions to suit their needs.

Contact: Suzanne Willis

website Web Site email Email website (951) 943-5393

Sodexo School Services

We provide food service management consulting programs for California School Districts.

Contact: Jason Winsor

website Web Site email Email website (480) 296-9670

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company

We are the leading public finance firm in California providing bond underwriting services to California school districts. We assist school districts with the issuance of general obligation bonds, Mello-Roos special tax bonds, COPs and leases, and financings for solar and energy projects.

Contact: Bruce Kerns

website Web Site email Email website (415) 364-6839

Stradling, Yocca, Carlson, & Rauth

We are a public finance law firm serving as bond counsel and disclosure counsel throughout California.

Contact: Kerrigan Bennett

website Web Site email Email website (415) 283-2250

SyTech Solutions

We are a leading document management company that specializes in identifying and scanning permanent school records. Our services also include data capture, document management systems, and online hosting services. We provide award-winning technology solutions that minimize up-front cost and maximize value. SyTech is CMAS certified.

Contact: Bryan Golden

website Web Site email Email website (916) 381-3010

TBWB Strategies

We have 12 years of experience in providing school districts across California with election consulting services, helping raise over $13 billion for local school districts. We’ve had more success than any other firm and maintain over a 90% win rate. In 2016, in partnership with the Districts we serve, TBWB passed every single one of the school bond measures we had on the ballot.

Contact: Joy Tatarka

website Web Site email Email website (415) 291-1894 x227

TIPS

We are a leading national purchasing cooperative with 4,000 member agencies. “Connecting Members and Vendors”

Contact: Jeff Shokrian

website Web Site email Email website (866) 839-8477

UA CA Apprenticeship Coordinators

We train thousands of plumbers, steamfitters, sprinklerfitters, welders and HVACR technicians in union sponsored and State and Federal Government accredited programs throughout California.

Contact: Carl Cimino

website Web Site email Email website (408) 453-6330

VALIC

We have more than half a century of experience helping Americans plan for and enjoy a secure retirement. We provide real solutions for real lives by consistently offering products and services that are innovative, simple to understand and easy to use. We take a personal approach to retirement plans and programs, offering customized solutions for individual needs. We are committed to the same unchanging standard of one-on-one service we have delivered since our founding. We can help you live retirement on your terms.

Contact: Michelle Herman

website Web Site email Email website (916) 780-6037

Vanir Construction Management, Inc.

We have been providing quality program, project and construction management services to our education clients for 30+ years. Our progressive growth and quality of service positions us as one of the most respected firms in the industry. We take pride in our ability to provide solutions for success in delivering quality projects and meeting the needs of our clients.

Contact: Bob Fletcher

website Web Site email Email website (916) 575-8888

Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Company, LLP

We are a certified public accounting firm that assists commercial, government, education, finance, heathcare and non profit clients with audit, tax and consulting services. Our firm is one of the largest providers of accounting services in the United States and has been providing personalized service for nearly 70 years. Please visit our website at www.vtdcpa.com

Contact: Dusty Nevatt

website Web Site email Email website (909) 225-3065

WLC Architects, Inc.

We are a client-focused firm of talented, experienced professionals. The firm is passionate about creating timeless designs that are inspiring, valuable assets to the community.

Contact: Lisa Ryker

website Web Site email Email website (510) 815-2402